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Heffernan NY Branch Hires Robert Stumper, Senior VP, Employee Benefits

NEW YORK, Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Heffernan Insurance Brokers, based in Walnut Creek, California and one of the largest full-service, independent insurance brokerage firms in the United States, has hired Robert Stumper to join its Manhattan office as Senior Vice President, Employee Benefits.

Stumper brings almost 30 years experience in employee benefits to Heffernan.  His past responsibilities for national brokerage firms include sales, strategic marketing, client development, technical assistance, plan design and renewal negotiations.  Stumper will be responsible for all aspects of business development for Heffernan as it expands into New York and key Northeast markets.  His emphasis will be on implementing loss control strategies for health plans by employing forensic analytics, wellness initiatives and cost controls.

Stumper is a graduate of Long Island University with a degree in Business Management and a minor in Finance.

F. Michael Heffernan, President & CEO, remarked, "We're enthusiastic about bringing Bob on board in New York as a member of our east coast team."  Added Steve Williams, President of Heffernan Employee Benefits, "We are thrilled to have an expert like Stumper on board who will be instrumental in designing and launching Heffernan's first medical insurance captive program."

Heffernan Insurance Brokers offers a full line of property, liability, group medical insurance, personal insurance and financial services. The company provides insurance products and services to individuals, as well as to a diverse group of companies within a variety of industries including construction, manufacturing, wine, property owners, nonprofits, and technology.

About Heffernan Insurance Brokers 

Heffernan Insurance Brokers, formed in 1988, is one of the largest independent insurance brokerage firms in the United States. Heffernan provides comprehensive insurance and financial services products to a wide range of businesses and individuals. Headquartered in Walnut Creek, Calif., Heffernan has offices in San Francisco, Petaluma, Palo Alto, Los Angeles and Orange, Calif.; Portland, OR; St. Louis, MO and New York, NY.

Heffernan Insurance Brokers was named the Top Mid-Sized Broker in the United States to Work for in 2009 by Business Insurance Magazine. The firm has been among the Top Greater Bay Area Philanthropists since 2003 by donating more than $2.5 million to local charities.  Each of the firm's 420 employees is granted four paid days off per year to volunteer their time at a local nonprofit. The Heffernan Group provides a Workplace Wellness program for all employees and many participate in active volunteering events such as the Avon Breast Cancer Walk and Best Buddies Hearst Castle Challenge bike ride.

For more information, please visit or call 800.234.6787. License # 0564249.

SOURCE Heffernan Insurance Brokers